Using Lightroom to Edit Raw Files

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Picture editing can be quite tedious, with so many things to worry about such as colour cast, or hyper exposure… So here are some tips!

First you take your pictures, preferably raw, since jpeg formats lack the elaborate detail involved in creating seamless edits. Then, you could choose to edit it in the popular app photoshop, or you could go with Lightroom. Lightroom is an adobe program specifically designed for photography.

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Optimizing Images: A Lazy Web Designer’s Guide

Choose your image optimization wisely

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Look at your image. Does it have millions of colors like a photograph does? Use JPEG.

Does it have flat color, as in a vector-based drawing with flat colored fills? Use PNG (or GIF).

Avoid using GIF. Use PNG instead. It is the open source equivalent (and even better) that was made to offer an alternative to the proprietary GIF image format.

Wikipedia article

TLDR? Look at this table instead

File Format Image type
JPEG Photographic imagery
GIF Flat color, limited color palette, simple transparency.
PNG-8 Flat color, limited color palette, simple transparency.
PNG-24 Complex transparency
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